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Old May 21 2013, 06:59 PM   #1
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Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

Is there anything added to the episodes that won't be in both the Season 3 part and Season 4 part? Or is it simply that they have been stuck together, and there's more extras on the disc?
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Old May 21 2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Re: Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

I'm guessing it's just out there for people who don't want to shell out on both seasons 3 and 4. It might have the seamless switch between part 1 and 2 that was in the theaters, but I can't see there being exclusive content that wouldn't be included on the more expensive full seasons.
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Old May 21 2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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Re: Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

The set has a few exclusive bonus features (a commentary, a making of documentary) which won't be included on the season sets.
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Old May 21 2013, 07:12 PM   #4
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Re: Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

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The set has a few exclusive bonus features (a commentary, a making of documentary) which won't be included on the season sets.
Really? That seems a shameless attempt to double dip. Though I suppose it shouldn't surprise me give that's pretty much what the re-release in Bluray is. The special features should end up on youtube if they're not already there then.
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Old May 21 2013, 11:08 PM   #5
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Re: Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

Burnett and Lay only have so much money to spend on the bonus features. Whether that's for paying the interviewees, the recording, the editing, etc., it's on a budget. By creating a separate release, they get a separate budget just for that one episode, allowing them to create bonus material they would not have been able to do for the season set.
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Old May 21 2013, 11:56 PM   #6
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Buy it for the special features and BOBW edited into one movie. If you don't care about those things, don't bother.
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Old May 22 2013, 01:15 AM   #7
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Re: Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

The deal at Target release week was the best way to go; you ended up paying a sale price for the season set and the BOBW disc ended up only being $5 after the $10 off for buying both.

Oh well, guess y'all missed it.
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Old May 22 2013, 02:19 AM   #8
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It would have been awesome if the battle scenes from "emissary" were cut in!
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Old May 22 2013, 08:46 PM   #9
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Re: Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

I have the blu-ray, it has the seamless switch everybody is talking about, I really think it's worth the money. It is just fun to watch with the seamless and with the additional documentary. I have no regrets buying it
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Old May 22 2013, 09:14 PM   #10
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Re: Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

I got it 'cause I have the whole series on DVD, and I have no intentions of buying it all over again an BD. But I like this ep, so...
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Old May 23 2013, 10:28 AM   #11
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I bought and enjoyed watching it but I'm gonna get rid of it. The special features aren't that special (except for the beauty pass shots of the ship graveyard - zomg!!) and I'm planning on getting the full season sets eventually anyway, so this disc will just be an unnecessary extra box on the shelf, messing up the lovely neat collection. Yeah, it matters.
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Old May 23 2013, 11:41 AM   #12
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It's got a wicked cool twist on the main menu.
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Old May 23 2013, 01:59 PM   #13
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Re: Is there any point in buying The Best of Both Worlds on BluRay?

For some unknown reason, the music cues at the end of each act have had a rather jarring quick fade mixed in. Yet, on BOBW Part 1 in the season Three box, it's unaltered and sounds as it always has. When season four comes out, I'm going cut my own BOBW "movie" together retaining the original cliffhanger.
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Old May 23 2013, 03:12 PM   #14
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The set has a few exclusive bonus features (a commentary, a making of documentary) which won't be included on the season sets.
Really? That seems a shameless attempt to double dip. Though I suppose it shouldn't surprise me give that's pretty much what the re-release in Bluray is. The special features should end up on youtube if they're not already there then.
The bluray release would be a double dip if they had simply upconverted the entire series. This is the entire series 'rebuilt from the ground up'. I can't consider that a double dip, not when we've never seen the series looking so amazing, and when CBS are putting so much work into restoring the show in a way we thought wouldn't be possible.

The BOBW single disk is a double dip, but the Season releases are not.
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Old May 23 2013, 11:29 PM   #15
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The bluray release would be a double dip if they had simply upconverted the entire series. This is the entire series 'rebuilt from the ground up'. I can't consider that a double dip, not when we've never seen the series looking so amazing, and when CBS are putting so much work into restoring the show in a way we thought wouldn't be possible.

The BOBW single disk is a double dip, but the Season releases are not.
Yeah I'm with you on this, the Blu Ray seasons are an excellent addition to my collection, and look fantastic in HD. I probably won't get BOBW just yet until it is cheaper (and that's only for my collection - the minor extras that have been mentioned don't thrill me).
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